Quoting Love Wedge +1.5:" LOL Yeah, I don't blame you at all. I don't have the patience to teach children. I'm not a fan of them ... [snip!] ... starting grade 1 in a month and some change. I'll have a month, give or take, to myself before this babe comes along. Whew lol."
I sit and teach him things all the time. Sometimes its structured (teaching him to hold a pencil and make shapes---working up to letters. He's barely 3 now). But sometimes its unstructured. I just draw shapes, letters, numbers, colors with chalk and he names them. Mostly I teach him in fun don't-sit-in-a-classroom-type-setting learning---we learn the various dinosaurs by goign to museums, looking at bones/fossils in books, or playing with dinosaur toys, etc. We even made fossils by making salt dough and pressing dinosaurs into it and then drying it.
BUT, I think that it woudl be better for him if he learned to learn from OTHER people. And if he learned from OTHER people's creativity (I run dry on ideas now and then!), and their life experiences and expertise in certain areas, he'll get a MUCH more well rounded education if I'm supplementing it here and there with fun think-outside-the-box educational things. Why make me the primary teacher so that I feel like its a chore, when I can teach him all the fun things that go along with what he's learning in school that the teacher doesn't have the resources to teach or the time to cover!?!
Plus, I like lunchtime quickies.